Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Beach

Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Beach

Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Beach Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Kalalau Trail along the Na Pali Coast is an undeveloped, ancient Hawaiian route accessible only by foot. The 11-mile trail follows the Na Pali Coast along the edge of massive, windswept cliffs to Kalalau Beach.

The rugged coastline hike overlooks a series of primeval, emerald green valleys and steep towering cliffs that drop more than 3,000 feet to the turbulent sea. This unforgettable hike covers the first two miles of the trail to Hanakapiai Beach at the mouth of Hanakapiai Valley, the first valley leading to the island’s interior."

Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Beach Reviews

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11/26/2018
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6/18/2010
Really nice hike with my son, 9 years old. It took us one hour to reach the beach and about the same to come back.
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12/31/2009
I woke up early and was the first one to hit the trail. That decision really paid off as I had the whole place to myself the entire way out to the beach. This trail weaves in and out from the rocky coastline to the lush rain forest. Truly amazing!! I would have loved to have done the whole trail, but I had to get back and celebrate the holiday with my family. I would definitely recommend getting up early and experiencing the trail before the crowds get up and out.
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My wife and I hiked the Kalalau Trail in Kauai. It was very beautiful and we had a blast. But I must admit it was a challenge. I had forgotten to pack enough bottles of water and it was very hot. But overall, the experience was amazing and definitely worth it. Next time we go, we will make it a full overnight trip and hike further. Our original intention was to hike to the waterfall but instead we stopped at the beach and relaxed. You can read more about it in our review of our honeymoon vacation on our website at centralbeat com. We include some pictures as well.
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3/2/2009
The view is beautiful, but the trail is muddy after you are in maybe half a mile. It also would be nice to have more markings.
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10/14/2008
The most beautiful hike I've ever done! don't let the mileage fool you - it took 7 to 8 hours to hike 4 miles switchback. Challenging trail but worth every minute. Start early to avoid crowds and to be able to take your time for lunch at the beach
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9/8/2008
Incredible trail. All five senses on complete overload pretty much the entire time. Bring plenty of water!!
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9/1/2008
A taste of the 11 mile full hike. Some great views down the Na Pali coastline and the beach is a lot of fun. Watch the surf.
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8/16/2008
Amazing! Trail gets muddy in the wet season but if you happen to be there while it's relatively dry, it's a great hike. I didn't have the privilege of hiking the entire length of the trail but I was able to make it to the falls and back which makes for a great in and out. You can even take a nice cool dip in the falls pool which is epic. I would suggest not swimming or standing under the falls of course as you don't want to expose yourself to rock fall. This may have been one of the best hikes I've ever done.
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7/30/2008
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Kalalau Trail on Na Pali Coast Kee Beach to Hanakapiai Beach Photos

Trail Information

Lihue
Nearby City
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Distance
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
U.S.G.S. Hanalei
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Dec 2018